The Human Element

Matthew Testa/2018/76 min/Climate Change

CHICAGO-AREA PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: Renowned photographer James Balog (prominently featured in “Chasing Ice”) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements—air, earth, fire and water—to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe. He takes it further by examining the effects of the fifth element—the human element—to tell an urgent story while giving inspiration for a more balanced relationship between humanity and nature.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Contains heavy themes, graphic images & language.

Saturday, March 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m. [North]
St. Clement Parish School, 2524 N. Orchard, Chicago

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

Sunday, March 3, 3 to 4:30 p.m. [South]
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Admission $10, Giant Dome Theater, includes museum admission beginning at 1 p.m.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

Sunday, March 3, 5 to 7 p.m. [Lake County]
Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd.
John & Nancy Hughes Theater, Lake Forest
Admission $10, Students $5

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

Monday, March 4, 6 to 9 p.m. [Kane County]
Action Fair at 6 p.m., Film begins at 7 p.m.
Waubonsee Community College, Aurora Downtown Campus
18 S. River St., Multipurpose Room, First Floor, Aurora

ADA compliant accessible venue.

Friday, March 8, 5:30 to 9 p.m. [West]
Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
OEFF After Hours Event
Admission $20 for reception from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
in Conference Room A
Film screening at 7 p.m. in Auditorium (free to all)
Panel discussion at 8:15 p.m. in Auditorium (free to all)

A celebration of International Women’ Day in partnership with
Chicago Women in Green and Malcolm X College.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.

Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre, 1022 Lake St., Oak Park
Admission $8

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Concessions available.